Monday at the airport of nice French police have detained a businessman and a member of the Federation Council of Suleiman Kerimov as part of the case about evasion from payment of taxes. About it reports Reuters with a reference to the French Prosecutor’s office.
“He was detained for questioning in a case involving money laundering and tax fraud,” said an official of the Prosecutor’s office.
According to Forbes, Kerimov is one of the richest businessmen of Russia, its capital is estimated at $ 6.3 billion. The Karimov family controls Russia’s largest gold producer, the company “the pole”.
The representative of the Russian Embassy RIA Novosti has confirmed the detention of the victim.
He is at the police station. The staff of the Consulate General of the Russian Federation managed to get a meeting with the Senator.
However, the representative of Embassy has not specified, in connection with which the detained Kerimov.